New York – The Van Wyck Expressway was the scene of a deadly hit-and-run car crash one late night this month. An elderly woman was a rear passenger of a car that was struck by another vehicle, leaving her with fatal injuries. Her vehicle was hit from behind by an SUV during the high speed motor vehicle accident (MVA) that ultimately involved three cars. The rear-end accident also caused multiple accident victims to suffer injuries of varying degrees. To make matters worse, the reckless driver that caused the collision fled the scene on foot after hitting a guardrail and crashing onto another road. Police believe that the driver of that SUV was speeding and possibly could have been a drunk driver. The driver of the car that was rear-ended was also evaluated for injuries from the accident. However, at least two more crash victims from a third vehicle involved in the same accident were taken to the hospital with wounds according to reports. There are more details about this hit-and-run crash and other recent deadly New York City MVAs available at this site.
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